General Information

General Information Viz

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

A data (LCD) projector and screen will be provided in all technical session meeting rooms. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

All speakers should review SIAM's AV Policy prior to the pre-registration deadline.


E-Mail

Attendees booked within the SIAM room block will receive complimentary wireless Internet access in their guest rooms and the public areas of the hotel. All conference attendees will have complimentary wireless Internet access in the meeting space.

SIAM will also provide a limited number of email stations.


Local Area

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The average September temperature in Philadelphia varies between 58° F (14.4°C) and 78° F (25.6°C).  Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.


Membership

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SIAM members save up to $140 on full registration for the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth! Join your peers in supporting the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review, SIAM Unwrapped, and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

If you are not a SIAM member and do not join SIAM before you register for the conference, you can pay the Non-Member or Non-Member Mini Speaker/Organizer rate and still apply the difference between what you paid for the conference and what a member would have paid ($140 for a Non-Member and $70 for a Non-Member Mini Speaker/Organizer) towards a SIAM membership. After you register for the conference, contact SIAM Customer Service for details about membership or join at the registration desk at the conference.

If you are a SIAM member, it only costs $15 to join the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth. As a SIAG/MPE member, you are eligible for an additional $15 discount on this conference. As the total price of membership plus conference registration is the same, you might want to consider joining the activity group.

Free Student Memberships are available to all students who attend an institution that is an Academic Member of SIAM, are members of Student Chapters of SIAM, or are nominated by a Regular Member of SIAM.

Join today or contact SIAM Customer Service.

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Poster Session

Two short poster sessions will be held during the coffee breaks on Thursday, September 13, in lieu of a two-hour poster session. Each poster presenter is required to stand by their poster during the coffee breaks on this date. In the event a presenter is not available during both coffee breaks, the presenter should post a note on the board indicating during which break they *will* be available to interact with conference attendees. Posters may remain on display until the afternoon of Friday, September 14.

Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than start time on Thursday, September 13 at 9:30am. For information about preparing a poster, see the Guidelines for Meeting Participants.

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show. No-shows will be billed $65 per accepted poster.


SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of books and complimentary copies of journals are available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. If a SIAM books representative is not available, completed order forms and payment (credit cards are preferred) may be taken to the SIAM registration desk.


Visa Information

International attendees at conferences in the US may already be aware that there have been changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The site http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/visas/index.htm, maintained by The National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents. 

As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the US Department of State.


Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out the form AND provide the following information to meetings@siam.org:

  • Brief curriculum vita (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years.)
  • Brief statement why attending this conference would help your research and career.
  • Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet. If this is the case please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to meetings@siam.org.